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Set a value of an HTML Dropdown box

Dale Harris
Dale Harris asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-12

We are developing using the new Razor syntax.  I have the top part of the page in C#.  I have the rest of the page in HTML.  My page extension is a CSHTML file.

We have a normal HTML dropdown:

<label>Food Item</label>
                    <select name="FoodName">
                      <option value="HotDog">HotDogs</option>
                      <option value="Hamburgers">Hamburgers</option>
                      <option value="Steaks">Steaks</option>

And I'm storing the value of FoodName to a variable in C#:

FoodSelection = Request["FoodName"];

Now I can put that selection into the Database and pull it back out and set it to my FoodSelection variable, but I can't figure out how to select the proper dropdown for the user to see.

For a textbox, it's easy, I just set the value to "@FoodSelection" so it looks like this:

<value = "@FoodSelection" />

But how can I do this for a Dropdown box?

I hope my question is easy enough.

I'm open to using anything that works, to include AJAX and Javascript.  We already have some Javascript on the page.

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